Two cold fronts affected CenLa weather over the weekend and Monday. The first front was able to stir up scattered rain Sunday. The second front arrived Monday evening and was only able to trigger rain along the I-10 corridor.
Rainfall amounts Sunday were modest, however, a few lucky folks received beneficial amounts. DeRidder appears to be the winner with 1.41 inches. Pitkin and Fullerton were not too far behind with 0.96 inches and 0.95 inches, respectively. Mittie measured 0.71, Roger Lebas between Pine Prairie and Turkey Creek measured 0.50, and Fort Polk received 0.44.
The rain was welcome but it was not widespread enough nor heavy enough to dent the drought that is creeping back into central Louisiana. Unfortunately, Monday night's cold front will stabilize and dry the atmosphere to the point where rain is not expected until Sunday and Monday. At that time, there is hope of a beneficial rain event as a significant disturbance in the jet stream propels a cold front into the area.
Until then, enjoy the fall-like weather.